The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.
A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience.
It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily;
but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.
For happily the government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig-tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.
It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything.
Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.
It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, They lived happily ever after and the following quarter-century warning that they'll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are now entering a third era in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know it just might work.
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught.
Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.
Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.
The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
It must be admitted that there are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyse before we can live happily in this world.
To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.
As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that.
This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed.
I ran to my marriage, I was happily ready to take on marriage.
It's just as hard... staying happily married as it is doing movies.
I was a really picky eater as a child.
Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we'd hum the Popeye tune and then I'd happily eat it.
I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.
We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years.